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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Oct 15, 2011 7:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Serious question about the DEAD HEAD biz...

". . . why "we" all thought our band was so much better than ANY other band, what with all this fan attention." . . . as well as their attention to detail and quality from the album covers to always striving to deliver the best sound possible. They never seemed to cut corners at the expense of fan satisfaction. Though, I'm sure they were constantly improving their sound to please themselves as much as the audiences. I had several friends tell me how strange it was that this weird band I liked would send out free records and stickers to their fans. I never came to expect anything on a regular basis, but when their mailings came, they were often that strange mix of news and facts with some odd fiction and myth, more than quick reads and then into recycling. You can definitely call what they were doing 'self promotion', but I had no problem with that, and I usually felt I was getting some cool gifts rather than in my face sales pitches. It seemed as good as any way to communicate and stay in touch with 'the family', and I always liked their aesthetic back then. I bet they kept their local post office in the black through those years of mailings.

And to answer your question, I was in the "here" in the Midwest when I started receiving their mailings. I'd be curious to hear if any folks abroad that signed up ever got any of the mailings.